If Bill Clinton could be termed the first Black president, George W. Bush could be termed the first Catholic president. No, Kennedy can’t claim that title since he made a point of not letting his membership in the Catholic church influence what he did as president. But Bush, surrounding himself with Catholic advisors, has been actually implementing many points of Catholic social teaching. So says this article: A Catholic Wind in the White House – washingtonpost.com.
Is this journalist confusing “Catholic” principles for just “Christian” principles, such as the pro-life cause? Are the Catholics influential just because they have worked out the rationale for these issues, whereas Protestants have not? Is the influence of Catholicism in the White House something for non-Catholics to be concerned about?